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Official Latrell Mitchell to Souths

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by David holland, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. David holland

    David holland Kennel Regular Gilded x2 Gilded Premium Member

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    I think Latrell needs Canterbury as we nee Latrell, left centre is the position we need to fill and i feel this guy could be a 10 yr player for us

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    Latrell signs with Rabbitohs
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    Mon 13 Jan 2020, 02:42 PM
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    Latrell Mitchell has been officially unveiled as South Sydney's newest star signing, bringing one of the game's most public contract sagas to an end and adding another chapter to the fabled Rabbitohs-Roosters rivalry.

    Mitchell has signed a two-year deal at Redfern, starting in 2020 and with the 2021 component an option in the club's favour.

    "I feel a lot clearer with what's going on, it's the longest holiday I've had," Mitchell said on Monday afternoon as he faced the media.

    "I didn't want to rush anything. I love the Roosters and didn't want to regret anything.

    "It was more an individual decision, I've seen the clashes between who the Rabbitohs come up against and I want to be a part of that. I want to see where Wayne can take my footy as a coach.

    "Mentally I've dealt with it well for my age. Going through the stage where everyone was speculating. It hit my family the most. My mum was in tears with all the stories and that's where it hit home. That's the hardest part about all this stuff.

    "I just wanted to hold off and explore everything. If I jumped into that Tigers deal I knew I would've regretted it.

    "It came up to Christmas and New Year where I just needed to make a decision and get into a routine. I haven't woken up at 7.30 in a while."

    Mitchell was officially released by the Roosters earlier in the day having been given a leave of absence from training and had an initial extension offer pulled off the table two months ago.

    The final negotiations of Mitchell's Rabbitohs deal are understood to have been hamstrung by a push from the Roosters for compensation of the $117,000 they have paid the Test and Origin gun since November.

    That demand has not been met, but sets up another mouth-watering clash between the two foundation clubs when Mitchell takes on his former teammates for the first time in round three at ANZ Stadium.

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    All of Latrell Mitchell's tries from 2019


    All of Latrell Mitchell's tries from 2019

    "It's been a long time coming, we're happy it got to this stage with the contract signed and we thank the Roosters for releasing Latrell and allowing him to get on with his football career," Richardson said.

    "Latrell is a sublime talent and with the guidance of our coaching staff, senior players and mentors, we think Latrell can go to another level in the red and green.

    "He has the ability to be one of the best players in the world and from our discussions with him he understands that it’s going to take a lot of hard work and effort for him to be at his best consistently and to reach his full potential.

    "He will get that opportunity at the Rabbitohs, working with some wonderful mentors here in Wayne (Bennett), Jason (Demetriou), Ben (Hornby), Greg (Inglis), John (Sutton) and Sam (Burgess), and we’re really looking forward to seeing Latrell at his peak wearing the famous cardinal and myrtle jersey that so many greats of the game have worn before him."

    For his part, Bennett is clearly delighted to have the opportunity to work with the two-time premiership player.

    "He's a huge player for us to have and with what he's done at his age," Bennett said.

    "His best football is in front of him. We all feel humbled he wants to be part of us. He didn't come for the money, he came for what it meant to him."

    Mitchell echoed his new coach's comments on his motivation for joining the Rabbitohs.

    "Everyone thinks I wanted to chase the money but it wasn't," he said.

    "Coming out of the Roosters who gave me everything in my career I can't bring the words for the Roosters. I just want to chase something else now.

    "I want to find that love for footy again. I thought my life was too structured, it was always about you've got to do this and that."
     
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  2. GrogDog

    GrogDog bad attitude

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    Not needed now, we re-signed Smithy!
     
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  3. haz123

    haz123 dogs for eva

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    One of your best Dave,
     
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  4. doggieaaron

    doggieaaron Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Except he wants to play fb and earn fb money
     
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  5. DoggyStyla

    DoggyStyla Kennel Regular

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    If we had any chance to sign him, I’d play him at 5/8 then switch to fullback Foran ever plays again
     
  6. btrainben

    btrainben Kennel Immortal

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    What a creative idea for a new thread...
     
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  7. bradyk

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    RUMOURS

    I agree with what you're saying even tho it isn't much... I FEEL it too
     
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  8. sgodllubsti

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    latrell needs a club more then we need latrell, hes burned any chance he had with the chooks and fast losing clubs with his asking price
     
  9. AlzzBulldog

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    #BoardOut
     
  10. The_Chimpster

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    :weary::weary::weary::weary::weary:

    Is all I have to say about this one
     
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  11. berries1935

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    please delete thread its wasting space
     
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  12. Bulldogs09

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    Can we have one more thread please?

    I’m sure most people agree he would be an outstanding addition. Though the only thing we don’t need is more threads on it ffs
     
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  13. haz123

    haz123 dogs for eva

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    The first 2 words in Dave's post is the problem,
    I don't know how much thinking actually goes on in that melon of his.
     
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    MatstaDogg The Bearded Baker Premium Member

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    I thought this thread may of had some substance.....

    I was clearly wrong.

    Can we just ban all threads on Latrell Mitchell, I'm honestly sick of hearing the blokes name.
     
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  15. Horse

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    I love how Davo just waltzes on here, blissfully unaware of the discussions going on around him, and just shares his piece anyway.

    Sheer arrogance. Ultimate alpha manoeuvre.
     
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    I think that about sums up dave's thought process

    (add lewed pictures of lindsay Collins and Kane Evans)
     
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  17. David holland

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    What lydnsay Collins and Kane evens aren't good players please
     
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    After so many fantasies you can't even spell his name correctly, lindsay will be extremely disappointed davey
     
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  19. David holland

    David holland Kennel Regular Gilded x2 Gilded Premium Member

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    Only talking to brain deads anyway
     
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  20. haz123

    haz123 dogs for eva

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    Pot kettle black
     
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